A METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINING THE ROLE OF VEHICLE HANDLING IN ACCIDENT CAUSATION. SUMMARY REPORT
The report describes a study designed to develop a methodology for determining the role of vehicle handling in accident causation. The first part of the study deals with methods for uncovering statistical links between vehicle handling performance and accident experience. The second part consists of detailed methods for reconstructing the pre-crash phase of the accident-the phase in which vehicle handling factors are most important. The third part of the methodology consists of methods of defining the influence of specific vehicle handling characteristics on accident avoidance performance.
- See also Volume 2, PB-266 003.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI USA 48109
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Dunlap, D F
- SEGEL, L
- Preston, F L
- Cooley, P
- Brown, B C
- Publication Date: 1977-4
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Collisions; Crash causes; Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Handling characteristics; Maneuverability; Precrash phase; Prevention; Research; Safety; Skid resistance; Stability (Mechanics); Statistics; Steering; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Handling; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Precrash factors
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00154851
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-321 Final Rpt., UM-MSRI-76-12
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00942
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 22 1977 12:00AM